The Ohio River dividing Illinois and Kentucky was running full while we traveled the highways to Nashville, Tennessee.
Barges pushed by Pilot boats on the Ohio were quite the sight to see. As was the bridge over the Ohio River.
Lush green forests through Tennessee, Arkansas, and most of Oklahoma lined the highways we drove.
Leaving home this morning we encountered southerly winds buffeting us on I-40 going west in Oklahoma. Gusts were very strong at times pushing the left side of my trucks hard enough that I fought to keep the truck in my lane and off the shoulder.
Speaking of shoulders, which I did, my shoulders ache in the sockets from all the struggling.
The abundance of trees petered out before we got out of Oklahoma entering Texas. Wide open expanses of pasture land seems to go on forever.
Tucumcari, New Mexico is where we have stopped for the night. Winds will continue through tomorrow with forecasters saying it will ease up some. I’m not counting on that too much with the storms brewing along the west coast moving inland and eastward.
This trip from Catoosa, Oklahoma to Las Vegas, Nevada is 1,233 miles of which 528 are already behind us.
Plans are to deliver on Friday then head for Phoenix to spend a couple days with our girls there.
Truthfully, “Momma needs some new shoes”. These sandals of mine have held up for well over three years and they are beginning to get threadbare in spots.
Plus a trip to Bazzil and their huge scrapbook store is called for as well.
Enjoy your evening. I’m going to soak my shoulders in a hot shower then take some aspirin before I go to bed. Get myself ready for the long road tomorrow.